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First fuel delivered for new Kursk nuclear power plant

First fuel delivered for new Kursk nuclear power plant

The first of the freshly delivered fuel assemblies is expected to be loaded into Kursk II's unit 1 later this year.

New Nuclear 19 June 2024


Bulgaria's Kozloduy using first Westinghouse fuel

Bulgaria's Kozloduy using first Westinghouse fuel

Following its annual scheduled shutdown, Kozloduy unit 5 has been restarted with 43 Westinghouse-produced cartridges loaded into the reactor as part of its transition from Russian-supplied fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 12 June 2024


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US uranium purchases show year-on-year increase: EIA

US uranium purchases show year-on-year increase: EIA

US utilities purchased 27% more uranium in 2023 than 2022, according to the US Energy Information Administration's latest annual report. Most of this came from foreign suppliers - US-origin material accounted for 5% of total deliveries, the same percentage as 2022.

Uranium & Fuel 11 June 2024


Framatome, TerraPower announce plans for HALEU metallisation plant

Framatome, TerraPower announce plans for HALEU metallisation plant

Framatome and TerraPower have agreed to design and develop a high-assay low enriched uranium metallisation pilot plant at Framatome’s nuclear fuel manufacturing facility in Richland, Washington.

Uranium & Fuel 31 May 2024


First Westinghouse fuel loaded at Bulgaria's Kozloduy

First Westinghouse fuel loaded at Bulgaria's Kozloduy

Bulgarian Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev was among those marking the loading of Westinghouse VVER fuel into the country's Kozloduy nuclear power plant's unit 5, part of its supply diversification process.

Uranium & Fuel 29 May 2024


Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

The process of loading fuel assemblies into the core of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been completed ahead of its start-up. The 1650 MWe (gross) pressurised water reactor is expected to reach 100% output before the end of the year.

New Nuclear 24 May 2024


DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

The US Department of Energy has issued details of the process for obtaining waivers to allow the import of limited quantities of Russian-origin low-enriched uranium to ensure US nuclear plants do not experience supply disruptions when the recently signed prohibition law comes into force.
 

Uranium & Fuel 23 May 2024


Post-irradiation testing of high-burnup fuel under way at ORNL

Post-irradiation testing of high-burnup fuel under way at ORNL

High burnup fuel rods manufactured by GE Vernova's Global Nuclear Fuel are being examined at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory after spending six years in a commercial nuclear power reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 10 May 2024


UK aims for Urenco-built HALEU facility by 2031

UK aims for Urenco-built HALEU facility by 2031

The UK government is awarding GBP196 million (USD245 million) to Urenco to build a uranium enrichment facility with the capacity to produce up to 10 tonnes of high-assay low-enriched uranium per year by 2031.

Uranium & Fuel 08 May 2024


US Senate passes act banning Russian uranium imports

US Senate passes act banning Russian uranium imports

The Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, which will ban the importation into the USA of low-enriched uranium that is produced in Russia or by a Russian entity, will now go to President Biden to be signed into law.

Uranium & Fuel 01 May 2024